Call for Proposals: Integrating Writing into STEM
Teaching Grants Program 2018-2019
The MSU Writing Center and Department of English, with funding from a private donor, welcome proposals for the Integrating Writing into STEM Teaching Grants Program, 2018-2019. Grants of $5000 each will be awarded to up to five STEM faculty willing to integrate writing into their 200-400 level STEM courses. These must be major courses. The deadline for proposal submission is April 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
These grants are available to tenure track and non-tenure track STEM faculty employed at Montana State University Bozeman. The grants will provide faculty funding for curriculum development that integrates writing and Writing Center support into their 200-, 300-, and 400-level STEM course designs. Although faculty teaching 400-level courses will be considered, capstone classes are excluded from this grant opportunity. 200-level Core courses are also excluded. The Integrating Writing into STEM Teaching Grants provide incentive to those faculty members willing to invest the time to integrate writing effectively into their course designs. The grant comes with the expectation that the recipients are willing to collaborate with the Writing Center and to engage in the time it takes to learn along with those in the Writing Center how to better integrate/teach writing in STEM courses.
Grant awards will provide funding for faculty to
- Create and adopt new and innovative assignments and teaching methodologies incorporating writing into 200 – 400 level STEM classes
- Collaborate with the Writing Center and other participating faculty to develop best practices in writing and to support students’ writing processes through selected Writing Center models (Those proposing courses for Fall 2018 should expect to consult with the Writing Center during Summer 2018.)
Read the full CFP here.